Published On: Sun, Sep 9th, 2012

Mets give Chipper Jones a painting in his final tour in New York

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Chipper Jones has haunted the New York Mets for years.

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Now, the Atlanta Braves third baseman, only has a few weeks left in his future Hall of Fame career. And this weekend is the final time that he will play in New York, as a member of the Braves.

In his 19 years, he has a .314 batting average, 49 home runs, and 158 RBI’s against the Mets. As a result of his looming retirement, teams around Major League Baseball have given him various gifts all year. He received a Cowboys Hat from the Houston Astros and the third base from Yankee Stadium from the New York Yankees.

He has also received a Stan Musial jersey from the St. Louis Cardinals and a surfboard from the San Diego Padres. And from the New York Mets, they go with a painting from Charles Fazzino.

“For the most part, everyone’s been very gracious, been very nice,” Jones told reporters at a press conference. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, ‘Yo Chippa, you’re beatin’ up on my Mets…How you doin’, Chippa?’”

He has played in five of the past seven games. He has one home run and 4 RBI’s in those games.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.